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English Language and Testing Preparation


University Access English

University Access English is an English language program for students who want to improve their overall English language skills for everyday use and for future study. The course develops the skills students need to meet the entry requirements for the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

There are three levels available for full time and part time study


Intake Every Term (View Term Dates)
Delivery Mode Full time (5 days a week: 20 hours per week over 6 weeks)
Part-time (3 evenings per week: 9 hours per week over 6 weeks)


Level 1 develops each of the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary development.
Entry Requirements:CEFR A1+/A2 IELTS entry 2.5 -3.0
Level 2 continues to develop core skills in listening, reading, and speaking, and introduces writing, grammar and vocabulary development in an academic context.
Entry Requirements:CEFR A2+/B1 IELTS entry 3.5-4.0

Level 3 builds on the core skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing for academic, professional and social purposes. There is continuous focus on writing, encouraging students to develop their critical thinking in different types of academic essays.
General English

General English is for students who want to improve their English language skills for everyday use, work or leisure purposes. General English may be studied part-time in evening classes or students may join full-time University Access English classes which have a strong emphasis on developing the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary development.

Academic / General English Full-time:

Cost: AED 7,350* (VAT inclusive) per 6 weeks 120 hours

* Generous bursaries are available. Please contact for details.

Note: Price does not include text books.

For either program, you will need to take a placement test in order for us to assess your level of English. You will need to take the placement test when you apply for English Language programs at the English Language Centre. The placement test fee is AED 105 (VAT inclusive). You can sit the test between Sunday to Thursday (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). 

To make a booking for the placement test, call or email the English Language Centre office. Contact details provided below:

University of Wollongong in Dubai
English Language Centre
Block 14, Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183
Dubai, UAE
Tel +971 4 278 1783 / +971 4 278 1785
Fax: +971 4 367 2760



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